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April 10, 2017
Depression is common in geriatric patients and is associated with problems such as sleep disorders, loss of appetite, and social withdrawal. When unresolved, it can lead to hospitalizations and a higher mortality rate. A new study in the April issue...
December 5, 2016
Many people are interested in quality sleep and for good reason. Michigan State University Extension recognizes that quality sleep is important for overall health at any age. Infants through 3 years need up to 15 hours. School age children need up...
This program will outline the requirements and describe the integration of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services into care planning of long-term care residents. Through collaboration, pharmacists, nurses, and physicians can improve care for...
July 11, 2015
“Do I have to be heavy?” she suddenly snaps, slamming down her fork and pushing the photo album at me. To my mother, life is black-and-white: Thin is good, and weight — even the smallest amount, even if it helps fend off frailty, as a 2013 article...
Depressive symptoms are common among older adults and can have a major effect on their quality of life. It has been estimated that between 12 and 16% of older adults living in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) facilities have major depression...
The Clinical Practice Guideline for Nursing Assistants slide set is an educational resource that provides the nursing assistant with the information they need for a better understanding of specific conditions and care of the resident with dementia,...